Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day
Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »
Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »
Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers
Due to channel conditions, suspension of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. If channel conditions are not navigable, Watch Hill-bound vessels may run to and from Davis Park, approximately one mile from Watch Hill.
For Your Safety: Be Careful With Fire
Fire Island National Seashore is composed of several areas that are vulnerable to wildland fires. For this reason, open fires are strictly prohibited anywhere within the park's boundaries.
Fires are not permitted on the beach.
Prevention is the best defense against fire.
If smoke or other indications of a fire are present, move to a safe location and report to a park ranger as soon as possible or call Seashore Dispatch at 570-426-2457.
Did You Know?
The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built at the end of Fire Island in 1826. Today, the Fire Island Inlet is more than five miles west of this foundation. You can see the remnants of the first structure when you visit the present lighthouse, constructed in 1858. More...